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Extreme Wig Styling Tutorial With Cowbutt Crunchies Cosplay

Cosplayer Cowbutt Crunchies explains different techniques she uses when creating extreme wigs.

If you've been looking for a tutorial for wigs, then this is certainly the tutorial for you! Cosplayer Cowbutt Crunchies (winner of the 2019 Crown Championships of Cosplay) shows all her tips and tricks into creating extreme wigs for your next cosplay.

During this tutorial, Cowbutt Crunchies explains the basics of synthetic wigs, and how wefts can play a major role in styling wigs. She also goes over teasing a wig to make spikes, from her recommended products to her own teasing techniques. Cowbutt does give demonstrations on using a hairdryer to style the wig, as well as Got2BGlued hairspray. This hairspray is one of the strongest on the market, and can definitely make styling wigs easier. Cowbutt also explains how you can use the teasing technique, or also implementing foam into cosplay wigs.

Cowbutt Crunchies Cosplay is an award-winning cosplay couple who specializes in a wide range of techniques to create costumes that are both intricately detailed and impossibly over the top. As the Crown Champion for 2019, their ever-growing skill set includes advanced needlework, extreme wigwork, detailed armor, makeup effects, moldmaking, lighting, and animatronics. Most of their intricate outfits will combine multiple techniques, and they heavily focus on fan-inspired couture designs in order to showcase these large, detailed projects. With over fifteen years experience, their primary focus is on learning and creativity. They strongly believe in giving back to the cosplay community through tutorials and charity work.

To learn more about extreme wig styling, you can get Cowbutt Crunchies book The Art of Extreme Wig Styling.

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Kelsey Endter


Kelsey started her cosplay adventure at a small convention outside Sacramento in 2011. Since then, she has been featured on major websites such as IMDb and Variety Magazine, and worked with companies like Besame Cosmetics featuring Disney & Marvel makeup products. Her passion for cosplay and love of the community brought her to join Cosplay Central as Editor-in-Chief in 2020. In her spare time she’s usually seen playing with her dog and scouting the next best photoshoot location for her cosplays.